Category: Political Campaign

I Want to Make You Safe

CLICK: *  Support Small Press Distribution * Litmus Press *  The French Exit on “The Strange Power of Lying to Yourself“   “Rarely have the nude and the cooked been so neatly joined” as in Amy King’s I Want to Make You Safe. If “us,” “herons,” and “dust” rhyme,  then these poems rhyme. If that…

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King on Rich

No Place for the Little Lyric / Poetry Off the Shelf : The Poetry Foundation [click here] No Place for the Little Lyric @ The Poetry Foundation Should Adrienne Rich be the poet laureate of the Occupy movement?

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OCCUPY WALL STREET – IS IT REALLY HAPPENING?

** AND JUST WHAT IS IT? MEDIA BLACKOUT? YOU TELL ME. **  Click the titles for info: * “The problem in a nutshell is this: Inequality in this country … (click to continue)” * Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?op=1#ixzz1arm8aHPw Join the Poetry@WallStreet on Facebook – * Click here – TO PARTICIPATE IN FRIDAY’S READING! * Poets Occupy Wall…

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The Sanctity of Marriage

Ever hear of Diane Savino?  You will.  Currently our senator from Staten Island, she recently made the nation’s radar with her speech on the sanctity of marriage, well worth viewing here: “Diane Savino has dedicated her entire professional career towards improving the lives of working families. She began her career in public service as a…

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Gross.

BLACKS LOVE WHITES? AMERICAN CITIZENS LOVE IMMIGRANTS? WHITES LOVE PAKISTANIS? WOMEN LOVE WOMEN? BLACKS LOVE LATINAS? WHITES LOVE BLACKS? OLD LOVES YOUNG? FAMOUS LOVES UNKNOWN? MAN LOVES MAN? HAPPY LOVES DEPRESSIVE? ~~~~~ CIVIL RIGHTS DON’T BELONG TO EVERYONE! JOIN ME IN APPLAUDING PROP 8! [THIS POST IS SARCASTIC FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON’T “GET…

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Eleni Sikelianos – THE BODY CLOCK

photo by Amy King Body Clock Eleni Sikelianos Lauded by Michael Ondaatje as an “unforgettable” writer, and praised by The Washington Post for her ability to capture “the subtlest shades of the emotional palette,” Eleni Sikelianos is one of the most highly regarded poets of her generation. In Body Clock, she charts the curvature of…

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Over the Coals …

ROBERT GIBBS TAKES SEAN HANNITY TO TASK: HOW TO FRAME AN ARGUMENT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From THE HOUR OF THE STAR by Clarice Lispector Everything in the world began with a yes. One molecule said yes to another molecule and life was born. But before prehistory there was the prehistory of prehistory and there was the never…

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I Dunno

ABOUT THIS DEMOCRATIC VOTING SYSTEM, BUT YOU KNOW, GIVE IT A GO? TELL SOME BLOKES? STUDENTS? ‘RENTS? EXES? SOMEBODY? HERE ARE SOME FAMOUS PEOPLE TO MOCK YOU: IF IT’S GOING TO BE A CLOSE ELECTION, WELL, YOU ONLY HAVE A COUPLE DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER. I GUESS. ~~~~~~~~ Just a few link updates too. And…

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Thanks, George.

Thanks, George Bush, for your anti-social, soul-sucking-religious, hate-mongering, anti-thinking, old-boy networking, pro-rich scaffolding policies and legacy. Thanks for the war, the recession, and the imminent depression. Thanks for conflating government with yours and your pals’ profit-making agendas. Thanks for ignoring, and in many cases dehumanizing, everyone not seated at your very small table, and thanks…

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Women Against Sarah Palin?

I’m not fond of this awesome blog’s name, “Women Against Sarah Palin,” (wish it were “People Against McCain’s Camp,” though that wouldn’t draw as much attention), but I *am* down with the sentiment behind the naming: Just because McCain picked a female running-mate doesn’t instantly mean women will blindly vote for her. Palin’s got some…

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Civil Rights, Who Gets Them and How Often

Remember anti miscegenation? “Anti-miscegenation laws, also known as miscegenation laws, were laws that banned interracial marriage and sometimes interracial sex between whites and members of other races. In the United States, interracial marriage, cohabitation and sex have since 1863 been termed “miscegenation.” Contemporary usage of the term “miscegenation” is less frequent. In North America, laws…

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Katie Couric Comes Out …

About her feelings for Hillary Clinton. ~~~ Let the backlash begin. Surprisingly (to me, at least), Keith Olbermann is the lead-off lambaster. She’s his “Worst Person in the World,” ranking right up there with Rupert Mudoch. Take that tongue lashing, you Feminazi Couric! In other news, “Katie Tarts It Up” — “it” is the news,…

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The Women Who Move Us

First All-Women-of-Color Presidential Ticket in US History: Green Party Nominee Cynthia McKinney and Running Mate Rosa Clemente on War, Democracy and Hip Hop Interview Excerpts below from Democracy Now! CYNTHIA McKINNEY: Because the corporate lobbyists can come and go at will, our values get overridden and our representatives give us something else. That’s how we…

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The War On Poverty?

“The American War On Drugs – The Last White Hope,” a new documentary from Sacred Cow productions, questions the legitimacy of “The War On Drugs” by painting a post-Michael Moore picture that investigates beyond the usual users and drug dealers, who are ultimately dubbed the “marketers” of product — not the providers. The C.I.A. is…

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Prez Bush Gaffs It Again

Poet, Marilyn Hacker, sent the following to the Women’s Poetry Listserv this morning: ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Nancy Keenan, NARAL Pro-Choice America <CAN@prochoiceamerica.org> Date: Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 12:11 AM Subject: Bush attacks women’s access to birth control We found out some truly disturbing news. Just hours ago The New York Times reported…

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The Fight for Civil Rights

Governor Patterson opened a phone line to determine how much support there is for his directive to recognize all legal same-sex marriages from other states and countries. I just called and it’s really easy and it took under 5 seconds. You call 518.474.8390 and say you support the governor’s directive. The lady who answers the…

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Feminist Resurgence?!

Since Ms. Clinton began her campaign, there certainly has been a public resurgence in misogyny, starting with my long-lost father sending me Hillary Clinton jokes via email. No call on my birthday or Christmas, but I warrant jokes in which a presidential candidate ends up dead, raped, and mocked? That’s emotionally-charged action from a man…

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